The master of science in systems engineering and management degree program, a joint program between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management, features both technical and human-centered courses. The curriculum provides students knowledge and skills to design, develop and manage complex projects requiring wide-ranging scientific and business competencies. The typical student in the program is a high performer with at least a bachelor’s in engineering, math, physics, chemistry, economics or finance. Target industries for the program include aerospace, defense and space systems, transportation systems, information and communications technology systems, information assurance and cybersecurity systems, health care systems; energy, environment and infrastructure systems; complex biological systems; and macro-economic and financial systems.
School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Program: Systems Engineering and Management * (ECS)
Catalog page: MS
Other program information:
*Program offered jointly by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Management.
Undergraduate Transcripts: Yes
Undergraduate Degrees: Physics, chemistry, math, engineering, economics, finance, etc. preferred to ensure adequate math background
Relevant Work Experience: 3 years or more desired for those seeking the Executive Education MS
Certificates: Certificate in Systems Engineering and Certificate in Systems Management, both located on a combined webpage.
Degree requirements: Minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics or finance from an accredited program (specifically, programs that provide adequate fundamental skills in mathematics)
Test score required: Yes
GRE and/or GMAT scores, as appropriate.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Resume required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
800 W. Campbell Road EC39
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Manager/Director of systems engineering and management
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.